SAASC: A4BLiP: An Archival Response to the Black Lives Matter Movement

Student Group

In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and inspired by Jarrett Drake, formerly Digital Archivist at Princeton University, and his work to end archives’ erasure of Black lives, a number of archivists, librarians, and allied professionals have banned together to establish A4BLiP: Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia. The group responds to the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement by helping community-based archival collections and seek opportunities to advise organizations serving Black communities as well as devising standards for anti-oppressive archival description and procedures for auditing repositories’ description for racist language. Join archivists Beaudry Allen and Faith Charlton for a deep dive into A4BLiP, as they discuss the group’s anti-racist efforts in the archival field.

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Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Zoom